Monday Video: A Morgan Takes on Modified

You can consider today’s video a little bit of a #spoileralert because I had the pleasure of chatting with Kathleen Bailey this past Friday afternoon for an upcoming article. Fresh of a successful trip to the AECs with her two Morgan geldings, we spoke at length about the incredible versatility of the Morgan horse and why they’d make a great sport horse for so many riders, even if they’re not a “typical” sport horse breed.

Kathleen was on the road to the Green Mountain Horse Association (GMHA) September horse trials when we spoke, trailering Kennebec Rugby to contest their first Modified together and their trip sure didn’t disappoint. Those little Morgan legs simply flew and the pair clocked the fastest time in whole Open Modified division, moving the pair up from sixth place after show jumping to finish second overall. They might even have been a little faster too had Kathleen not almost forgotten a fence on the latter half of the course (you’ll hear some colorful and hysterical language!)

While we’ll be getting to know Kathleen and Rugby (along with Rugby’s half brother, fellow eventer and jack-of-all trades Kennebec Echo) much more in a future article, I thought this helmet cam video deserved a little feature of it’s own since it honestly might just be one of the most fun ones I’ve ever watched!

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